Rue Saint-Charles 14
Patients and visitors
You may anonymously leave your baby in Sion's baby drop-off box so that he or she will be found and taken into our care. Please be aware that the baby drop-off box is neutral in terms of politics, ideology and religion. Once the baby has been placed inside and the window has been closed, you will be unable to open it again. An alarm will sound within 5 minutes and the staff of the paediatric departmentwill be notified of the baby's presence. When they arrive at the baby drop-off box, the paediatric staff will carry out an initial evaluation of the baby's health.
The baby will then be hospitalised in the paediatric department until he or she is taken into the care of the Swiss Child Protection Office (OPE). This baby is well protected at the hospital.
If you change your mind and would like to retrieve your baby, you can contact the Child Protection Office (T 027 606 48 40).
After a period of 3 months, the Child and Adult Protection Authority (APEA) will make any necessary decisions. In principle, it will no longer be possible to retrieve your child.
They are available for consultations over the phone or in person on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The conversation is confidential, non-medical and free. It allows you to discuss your pregnancy-related worries and concerns, to research the best solutions for your situation and to get help with decision-making. The consultations are aimed at pregnant women in vulnerable situations:
|Sion Hospital||Tel.: +41 27 603 85 18|
They are available for phone consultations every day and in-person consultations on Tuesdays and on Friday afternoons. The midwives of Visp Hospital guide pregnant women through pregnancy, birth and the post-partum stage. They offer specific and personalised consultations at the beginning (1st trimester) and the end (last trimester) of pregnancy.
|Visp||Tel.: +41 027 604 24 85|
During this difficult time, we'd like to remind you that there are sources of support and counselling that you may seek out. You can contact the following organisations, anonymously if you wish.
Professionals are at your disposal to calmly consider your situation and explore all possible solutions, confidentially and free of charge.
You will be informed of your right to receive material or financial aid, as well as of the private and public assistance from which you can benefit. If necessary, you will be guided through the administrative and legal steps that must be taken. You will be notified on all adoption-related matters and directed towards the competent bodies in this area.
In order to better help you and guide you according to your needs, whatever your decision, the SIPE centres work together with other professionals in the fields of health and social work.
|Sion||Tel. +41 27 323 46 48|
|Sierre||Tel. +41 27 455 58 18|
|Martigny||Tel. +41 27 722 66 80|
|Monthey||Tel. +41 24 471 00 13|
|Brigue||Tel. +41 27 923 93 13|
Child protection specialists are available in regional centres to help with any problems concerning children and families experiencing hardship. These services notably include adoption, emergency placement, support and advice for parents and children.
Tel.: +41 27 606 48 40
Tel.: +41 27 606 98 61
Tel.: +41 27 606 98 31
Tel.: +41 27 606 98 01
Tel.: +41 27 606 99 50
Tel.: +41 27 606 99 10
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-Psychotherapy Service (SPPEA) provides therapeutic care in the event of psychological suffering or disturbance within the parent-child relationship. UPEA's mission is to provide prevention services, consultations, examinations, expert advice, treatment and training. In particular, this organisation is responsible for:
|Sierre||Tel.: +41 27 603 79 10|
The Haut-Valais Psychiatric Centre (PZO) provides comprehensive psychiatric care. This includes prevention, treatment and supervision of patients experiencing psychological health issues, for all age groups (children, adolescents, adults, elderly people), population groups and diagnostics. The PZO manages acute psychological crises, emergencies (with a 24-hour service) and supervision of chronic illnesses.
|Brigue||Tel.: +41 27 604 36 50|
24-hour emergency line
|Tel.: +41 27 604 36 50|